Richmond Women Name Squad To Face Waterloo Women


Richmond Women have made six changes to their starting XV for tomorrow’s Tyrrells Premier 15s fixture against Firwood Waterloo Women (KO 2pm).

Following last Saturday’s 34-0 defeat to Loughborough, Richmond will make the trip north determined to clinch their second victory of the 2019/20 season against a Waterloo side who were beaten 81-0 against Harlequins last week.

The Richmond squad features two changes in the forward pack with Laura Kapo replacing Stefania Evans in the number one shirt, while exciting flanker Sadia Kabeya earns a call-up to the starting 15.

In the backs, Tess Braunerova has been handed the opportunity to impress at fly-half, replacing the unavailable Jessica Wooden. While Maia Daw, Georgia Gray and Louise Burgess have all been rewarded with selection in the run-on side.

On the bench, there’s a potential First XV debut for talented lock Esme Newton, while Sam Wharton, Courtney Treco and Kirsty Lee-Griffiths will all look to make an immediate impact after impressing for the Second XV last Saturday.

Richmond Women’s Head Coach Mike Panoho said: “It’s been an extremely positive week at training and we’ve worked hard on the areas in which we know we need to improve and develop. Tomorrow’s fixture against Waterloo gives us a huge opportunity to implement our game plan and perform to the standard we know we can. I’m looking forward to seeing how our squad responds against a challenging Waterloo outfit.”

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Richmond Women’s next home fixture is against Wasps Ladies on Sunday 15th December (KO 3:30pm). Tickets are just £5 and can be purchased at the gate.

Waterloo Women vs Richmond Women First XV (KO 2pm) 

1. Laura Kapo
2. Pat Metcalfe-Jones
3. Hannah Duffy
4. Fiona McIntosh
5. Hallie Taufoou
6. Libby Povey
7. Sadia Kabeya
8. Rowena Burnfield (C)

9. Freya Aucken
10. Tess Braunerova
11. Maia Daw
12. Vicki Jackson
13. Georgia Gray (VC)
14. Ellie Boatman
15. Louise Burgess

16. Rosie Dobson
17. Lindsey Mayo
18. Esme Newton
19. Charlie Willett
20. Sam Wharton
21. Courtney Treco
22. Kirsty-Lee Griffiths


Richmond Women's Fixtures

Richmond Women First XV vs Firwood Waterloo Women, KO 2pm (Away)

Richmond Women Second XV vs Firwood Waterloo Women Second XV, KO 4pm (Away)